Category Archives: vintage patterns

Finished Project- A Fair Dress for the Fair

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We spent a lovely weekend together, starting with the County Fair on Saturday, followed by great times with family BBQing, watching neighborhood parades, swimming, and ending with fireworks (although very far on the horizon). … Continue reading

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Finished Project- Early 40s Playsuit, and Fashion Horizons

I have been so inspired for summer wear by the early 1940s, in especially the short called “Fashion Horizons” from 1941.  Here’s the videos from YouTube so you can enjoy these as well. My playsuit is actually a crop top … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- 1940 Play Suit

>This little project was put away at the end of last summer, and while usually finishing old projects is a bit of a drudgery for me, this one was rather fun!I made this play suit from a pattern from 1940- … Continue reading

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>Finished Project- "Walk Like an Egyptian" Blouse

>Hurrah!  A finished project! The fabric for this blouse started life as a 1950s skirt, but was teensy tiny and pretty faded, so a re-purposing I did go!  I had a hard time finding a pattern that could fit the … Continue reading

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>Finished Outfit! Plaid 50s Blouse and Smooth Sailing Trousers

> Yay! Finished project pics!  I have had both of these finished for about a month but didn’t get a chance to take pics until now and didn’t want to muss them until I took pics, so they are now … Continue reading

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>WWII Air Raid Suit or Coverall Pattern on Ebay

> Hi all!Just a quick note to say I have a really neat WWII pattern listed on Ebay that’s quite interesting.  This pattern is for an Air Raid Suit or Coverall for defense work.  It’s really a neat little pattern, … Continue reading

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>Catalog Cover- Fall/Winter 1939-1940

>Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new sewing machine yesterday!  Can’t wait to sew more things with it!Here’s a fun little catalog cover I thought you might enjoy- it’s from the same catalog as the page I … Continue reading

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>Some Sewing- a Western Style 1950s Blouse

>The way I started my New Year… there has been some sewing! *Gasp*I was going through patterns for Etsy and was really taken with this one. Not at first- it was one of those ones that I went… “hmmm…. another … Continue reading

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>Simplicity, Double Mint, and Deanna Durbin- December 1938

> While flipping through the December 1938 issue of Photoplay I have I was really taken with this ad.  Wouldn’t it be the perfect holiday dress? This is the second ad of this kind that I have seen in my … Continue reading

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>For the Love of Vintage Patterns- Organization and Storage

>I’ve gotten quite a few questions lately about pattern storage and care, so I decided to go ahead and do a blog post to share my method.  This is really just the icing on the cake.  Make sure you read … Continue reading

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